Last night was a momentous occasion and, without seeming histrionic, a major shift in the fortunes of our wonderful Portobello Market.
You have wisely written about the threat to this unique and world famous antiques arcade. By now you, and all the loyal Hornet readers, will know that last night the Planning Committee,despite arm twisting by officers (we wonder why....) rejected the recommendation to allow seven day trading in the basement of the building. So now weekend trading only will be allowed.
The Planning Committee have shot up in every body's estimation. They asserted their independence, common sense and appreciation of the Borough's much loved Portobello Market. Thank you Planning Committee.
And thanks also to Dame Hornet. Throughout the campaign you have given us moral and practical support. We know that your wise words are read Borough(and outside) wide and your influence grows daily. You are a great bulwark against anti democracy and we need you, and your voice of reason.
A very loyal fan of the Dame.